Bringing Valentine’s Day into your home

As January draws to a close, the detox is already out of the window and the bright lights of Christmas seem a distant memory, it’s time to turn our attention to the next big annual event – Valentine’s Day. With the card shops already filling up with schmaltzy stock, and restaurants shout about their romantic set menu’s, we decided to look into how you can bring cupid to your home – without having to set foot out of the door.

Get crafty

Remember Valentine’s Day at school and you were encouraged to embrace the craft box and make some treats for your loved ones? Why not hold a Valentine’s soiree for friends and try some of these fab DIY pieces:

Welcoming wreaths

Wreaths are for life, not just for Christmas and you could make a beautiful love heart wreath for your home without busting the purse strings. Buy a polystyrene or foam heart from craft shops such as Hobbycraft, some floristry wire, and some fresh flowers and simply insert the flowers and foliage into the heart. You could also use faux-flowers, feathers, paper hearts, lace etc. – the opportunities are endless. Insert the floristry wire at the top and get ready to hang on your door for a beautiful welcome to your guests.

artificial flowers for wreath

 

Beautiful bunting

Bunting has boomed in popularity since the rise of shabby chic a few years ago, and the shops are currently packed with gorgeous designs that can see you through Valentine’s and beyond.

For a more traditional approach, we love this ‘Love’ bunting from Not on the High Street  and these gorgeous vintage inspired hearts with floral print. If you fancied going for something more alternative why not try out these gorgeous pink and red pom-pom garlands for an all year round retro look.

Red fabric heart hanging on the clothesline. On old wood background.

Say it with signs

L.E.D signs are big news at the moment, brightening up any home and giving a cool industrial look. If romantic and girly isn’t your forte, why not invest in one of these fantastic word signs to make a big statement. Prices vary from lower budget cute designs such as this illuminated sign from Very to higher priced glamorous John Lewis LED lit sign.

Get cosy

There’s nothing more romantic than cosying up in front of the fire with your loved one, so why not add that extra bit of romance to your evening by adding some Valentine’s inspired accessories to your home. We love these pretty, but not pink (!), Emma Bridgewater cushions from John Lewis, a snip at just £20. Or how about this effortlessly-cool red spectrum lamb’s wool throw by Avoca, creating a timeless addition to any home.

How are you decorating your home this Valentine’s Day? We’d love to hear your ideas below!

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